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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. Further Experimental Validation of a Fluid-Structure-Material Interaction (FSMI) Modeling and Simulation Toolset

    SBC: ATA Engineering, Inc.            Topic: AF17AT025

    ATA Engineering, Inc. (ATA), partnered with a nonprofit research institution, CUBRC, Inc., (CUBRC), proposes a Phase II STTR project to further develop and continue validating a novel multiphysics simulation technology. The project team will implement the technology in a fluid-structure-material interaction (FSMI) software toolset that incorporates mutual interactions between aerodynamics and stru ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. AgileBeam Reconfigurable Free Space Optical Communication System

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT010

    Free Space Optical (FSO) communication systems provide many benefits for satellite communications, including high data rates and low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) compared to traditional RF communication systems. Additionally, FSO systems operate without RF emissions and are inherently immune to RF interference and jamming. The narrow optical beams and small Field-of-View of the optical receivers ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Lasers Based on Gas or Liquid Filled Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibers

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: AF18BT015

    We propose a compact, monolithic, power scalable, hollow core fiber-gas laser emitting in the atmospheric transmission region in the mid-IR, titled "mid-IR ATLAS." The proposed optically pumped fiber-gas laser system is efficient, has a small footprint as well broad spectral coverage in the mid-IR. Due to the unique approach employed, the proposed technology allows generation of mid-IR output with ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Rapid Nondestructive Inspection of Traditionally Uninspectable Adhesively-Filled Composite Joints

    SBC: Thermal Wave Imaging Inc            Topic: AF18BT016

    To a large extent, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) composites have become the material of choice in modern aircraft design, due to their high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion immunity and fatigue properties. Many primary structure components (e.g. bulkheads, stabilizers, wing boxes), where an aluminum skin was previously joined to a metallic airframe by fasteners, adhesives or welding, h ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. A Software Toolkit for Predicting the Neural Signatures of Cognitive States

    SBC: Sonalysts, Inc.            Topic: AF18BT001

    The United States Air Force (USAF) has a long history of using human performance models to increase the effectiveness of training, and predict the impact of physical factors (like fatigue) and environmental factors (like time pressures and information uncertainty). Within Phase I, Sonalysts and Miami University worked to improve the quality of these models through the development of the EEG Modeli ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. ISL-VT LEN ELECTRONICALLY DIMMABLE EYE PROTECTION DEVICES (EDEPD)

    SBC: Innosense Llc            Topic: AF18BT003

    This project addresses the U.S. Air Force needs for single-piece, electronically dimmable eye protection device (EDEPD). Toward demonstrating the proof-of-principle, InnoSense LLC (ISL) in Phase I developed and evaluated individual layer components and their stacked structures. ISL also demonstrated the fabrication processes for individual-layer components, stacked structures and the scale-up pote ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Military Supersonic Cargo and Troop Transport Concept: How Exosonic's Commercial Supersonic Airliner can be Transitioned to a Military Supersonic Transport Vehicle

    SBC: Exosonic, Inc.            Topic: AF19BT001

    Exosonic develops supersonic commercial jets for airlines and proposes a USAF version. This aircraft flies at Mach 1.8 over 5000 nmi and carries 64-92 troops or 6 troops and 6 463L master pallets.

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Nanoionics Enabled Proton Exchange Membranes

    SBC: Celadyne Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF19BT001

    This proposal develops elevated temperature proton exchange membranes for compact and efficient fuel cells using a nanocomposite approach incorporating nanosized ceramics into an ion conducing matrix.

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Reconfigurable/Cognitive Optical Communications

    SBC: Vulcan Wireless, Inc.            Topic: AF18AT010

    As the number of optical communication terminals proliferate there will be a need to have these terminals interoperate.  In the past, optical terminals were designed with a single purpose in mind.  New space constellations are requiring non-RF crosslink solutions.  It is expected that there will be a large number of both commercial and military systems providing crosslinks and space to earth li ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Virtual Reality for Multi-INT Deep Learning (VR-MDL)

    SBC: Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: AF19AT010

    A key goal stated in the United States Air Force Science and Technology Strategy for 2030 and Beyond is to “Increase the speed of battlespace understanding and decision-making to act faster than any adversary.” In this project, ISL and Ohio University (ISL-OU) will build on the success of Phase I and deliver a new game-changing capability for reliably performing complex radio frequency, multi- ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseAir Force
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